Ohana Early Learning

Quality Child CareLocally owned & operatedCentres in North BoambeeCoffs HarbourEmerald BeachSouth GraftonCaring from 6 weeksTo school ageCome in and see us today

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Our Approach

Learn why Ohana is way more than just childcare

Welcome to Ohana Early Learning

We are family, place to grow - life skills and education are just the beginning….

Quality childcare for the whole family

The name Ohana is derived from the Hawaiian culture meaning family, a place where we come together through love and respect. We aim to provide a safe, warm and loving environment for all our families. Our philosophy is based upon our core values of fun, community and inclusive learning.

We trust the information on this website will help you make the right decision regarding your child’s care during this critical stage in their development. If you have any questions for us then why not give us a call, and even make a time to visit. We think you’ll like what you see.

From 6 weeks to 6 years

We recognise that busy parents often need care for their children from an early age. To address this growing need, we employ caring educators and qualified teachers who are skilled in providing individual attention to children of all ages. Ohana aims to foster a fun and interactive approach to your child’s development, from babies at six weeks up to the age of six and the start of primary school.

Passionate and caring educators

Our team are more than just childcare workers. They are hand-picked professional educators, skilled in caring for and nurturing the needs of little individuals. You will find the local team across all our centres are capable of managing more than one child at a time in group activities, and responding swiftly to tricky behavioural situations or emergencies such as injury or sickness.

Furthermore, Ohana actively provides for ongoing staff development and traineeships. We believe a happy team means a happy environment.

Why Choose Ohana ELC?

We pride ourselves on being the regions leading day care provider:

  • We have four conveniently located centres across the Coffs Coast
  • We are locally owned and operated
  • We interact with cutting edge technology enabling instant communication, reporting and feedback
  • We care for children from six weeks to school age
  • We provide safe age-appropriate spaces
  • We incorporate architecturally designed natural outdoor playgrounds
  • We serve chef prepared nutritional meals and snacks
  • We employ qualified, caring and nurturing local staff

What do our parents & carers say?

The following testimonials come from Google Reviews

Best daycare ever, caring and friendly staff, my boy loves going there, North Boambee Valley keep it up!

We love this centre, the staff are lovely and always accommodating.

My 2 kids are so happy here and are learning so much from the caring professional educators.

Can’t speak highly enough of the ohana centre at Emerald Beach!

Every time I pick my dependent up there is always a smile at the beginning and end of the day!

My daughter has a close relationship with the educators and talks about them all the time!

A wonderful daycare, so friendly and helpful. My little girl loves going to school here!

I am really happy with how fast my bubba has settled into this friendly environment..and how he has grown in such a short time.

What's been happening?

Check out what we've been up to across all our centres

We joined with 10,000 other schools in this year’s National Simultaneous Storytime

Today our North Boambee and Scarba Street centres joined one million children in 10,000 locations in the joy of the National Simultaneous Storytime program (NSS), reading “Alpacas with Maracas” written by Matt Cosgrove. By joining in with the NSS program our centres aim to promote with the children: the value of readingthe fun of books…

And the Mothers Day Festivities Continue at our North Boambee centre

Manicures, pedicures, back massages and plenty of food. What a way to celebrate Mother’s Day with your loved ones.We welcomed our mums, grandmas, aunties, and friends to join us for a pamper afternoon tea to celebrate for all you do for us.It was such an enjoyable afternoon with lots of smiles and laughter.We would like…

Mothers Day Celebrations at our Emerald Beach centre

A lovely afternoon was had by all at our mothers day picnic. Thank you to all the mums, aunties, and even dads who had some time in their very busy day to come and share this afternoon with the children. The mini cupcakes made by Chef Karlie went down a treat and the children were…

Seeking a 4 Year Degree Qualified Teacher at our South Grafton centre, take the opportunity to run your own preschool with amazing support

Ohana Early Learning is seeking a passionate and committed qualified teacher in their Grafton centre. With substantial growth and some maternity leave, we are looking to boost our team. We have a current position for a four-year, degree qualified, ACECQA approved, NESA recognised Early Childhood Teacher to join our team in a full-time position. Part-time applicants would be…

Looking for Qualified Educators to join our team in a variety of inclusion support contract roles

Ohana Early Learning currently has a number of roles within their Coffs and Grafton centers for qualified childcare educators in an inclusion support role. A variety of part-time contracts are available based on individual inclusion support contracts. Applicants should have experience in previous roles to be able to fulfill these contracts, remuneration will be based…

We are looking for Degree Qualified Early Childhood Teachers – Coffs & Grafton

Due to an increase in enrolment numbers, we are seeking Degree qualified ACECQA approved Early Childhood Teacher to join our team across a number of our centers. The successful applicant will have strong leadership skills, vision, attention to detail, passionate and committed about providing the best quality care and be able to meet the following…

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